Police on Wednesday said they solved the murder case of Babu Ram, a Sohana resident, by arresting two people including his brother.
They said Gurmeet Singh, 26, confessed that he killed his 37-year-old brother as his being a bachelor was preventing him from getting married as well.
Gurmeet's friend, Mandeep Singh, who helped in the murder, was also arrested.
Senior superintendent police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said on the night on August 10, the two hatched a conspiracy and gave sedatives to Ram's mother to put her to sleep. He said the two then entered Ram's bedroom and killed him with a sharp-edged weapon.
The SSP said Gurmeet and his friend then washed the room, filled the blood in a bucket, and poured it down a drain outside the house. The two accused then wrapped Ram's body in a plastic bag and carried it on a bike to throw it under a bridge, the SSP said, adding that they later withdrew `10,000 from the ATM card of the deceased at Sector 78, SAS Nagar.
Police said they had seized the bike and also recovered `9,000, along with the mobile phone of deceased, from the accused. They said they have also seized the bucket allegedly used to throw the blood, besides the cloth used to clean the room where the murder took place.
Ram, a driver with Fortis Hospital, was found dead on August 11. His body was found in a rivulet at Mauli Baidwan village in SAS Nagar.
Case missing key evidence?
The police have not idea about the bed sheet or the mattress on which Ram was lying when he was murdered.
No forensic laboratory team (FSL) visited the spot to collect the scientific evidence from the room.